Starbucks (SBUX) is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.
The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago.
A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. That would bring the price of a large coffee to $2.45 in most U.S. stores.
Some other coffee sellers are cutting prices. Last week, The J.M. Smucker Co. said it would cut prices for most of its coffee products because of declines in future prices for unroasted coffee beans. In an emailed statement Monday, Starbucks Corp. said coffee costs are only part of its expenses, which also include rent, labor, marketing and equipment.
Whole Foods initially refuted the claim (see link above) but, then CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey released the video ‘mea culpa’ below late last week in which they essentially owned up to the findings and acknowledged mistakes were made.
Also, on Saturday July 25, at 12:00 PM, volunteers are needed to help deliver food as part of “Bike for Good”, the Food Rescue program at the Old Town Farmers’ Market. Details and sign-up at this link or contact Jake Jakubek.
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The restored government was first created at the Wheeling Convention in early June 1861 when counties in the northwest section of Virginia refused to join the Confederacy after the state’s vote for secession was approved by the larger population on May 23 of that year. Francis Harrison Pierpont, was elected governor with the support and recognition of President Abraham Lincoln, and was re-elected in May 1863, serving until 1867. He was a driving force behind the creation of the new state of West Virginia, approved by congress in 1863.
When Arthur Boreman was elected governor of the new state, the capital of the restored government of Virginia moved to Alexandria with Pierpont remaining as governor. It was Pierpont who ordered the seizure of a pasture at the southern end of Washington Street then owned by Francis L. Smith, Robert E. Lee’s friend and lawyer that was quickly developed into the Freedmen’s Cemetery.
In May 1865, President Johnson appointed Pierpont as Provisional Governor of Virginia and the capital was moved to Richmond.
Live Music Week’s kick-off weekend includes the Alexandria/USA Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 11, featuring performances by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and fireworks over the Potomac River, with the second weekend culminating with The Bacon Brothers at the Birchmere on July 16, 17 and 18.
LiveMusicWeek.com is the information hub that will roll out the week’s schedule and more details as the event approaches, with updates shared on Visit Alexandria’s social media channels with the hashtag #LiveMusicWeek.
Port City Brewing Co. celebrates Live Music Week’s kick-off weekend with its Old Town Alexandria pub crawl on Saturday, July 11
Alexandria/USA Birthday Celebration honors Alexandria’s 266th birthday with fireworks and performances by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 11
The Birchmere hosts various rock, blues and country acts including Southside Johnny, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and The Bacon Brothers throughout Live Music Week
Blackwall Hitch complements its brand-new waterfront dining experience with daily performances by local, regional and national acts including Lovebettie and The Cheaters
Daniel O’Connell’s features daily Irish music and rock, plus surprise performances. Acts include award-winning singer-songwriter Áine O’Doherty and DC-based rock band Judge Smith
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub, John Strongbow’s Tavern and The Light Horse Restaurant present 10 days of live Irish, Celtic and rock music including The Fighting Jamesons
Bilbo Baggins hosts a jazz-themed wine tasting featuring Rico Amero and a Grateful Dead-themed 35th anniversary party featuring the Scott Fallon Experience
Nick’s Nightclub features country music performances including national act The Josh Phillips Band
Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts Nomadic Jazz featuring tenor saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, previously a resident at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Strathmore.